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2019 Kinetic-One K1-55/80c -  Carbon Clincher wheels (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-55/80c -  Carbon Clincher wheels (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-55/80c -  Carbon Clincher wheels (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-55/80c -  Carbon Clincher wheels (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-55/80c -  Carbon Clincher wheels (alloy braking)
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2019 Kinetic-One K1-55/80c - Carbon Clincher wheels (alloy braking)




INTENDED USE: This wheelset is ideal for Shorter Time Trials and Triathlons. Where speed and aerodynamics are king  .... yet handling and responsiveness are still important considerations. 

With alloy braking surfaces you don't need special brake pads and braking is better than with Full-carbon clinchers (particularly on very long descents)

Your wheels will be hand built to order here in the UK by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is most often 7-11 days. (current build times are shown at checkout).

See The Results of aero tests of the 80c wheels at Derby Velodrome April 2017 CLICK HERE

Offered With Full 2 Year Warranty Plus A 14 Day "No Quibble Returns Policy" - If You're Not In Love With These Wheels The Moment You Get Them Just Send Them Back For A Refund Any Time Within 14 Days Of Receipt.

The 55mm deep front wheel is superbly aero yet retains reassuring stability in cross winds. We feel that 55-60mm is about as deep as most riders need to go on a front (steering) wheel! (Unless you are a very confident bike handler who genuinely needs every single second - such as in drag-strip time trial courses, or sprint Tri's.)

The front 55 is coupled with our ultra-deep rear 80mm deep rear - to minimise drag and give you every watt of power. 

The 55/80's are built around our modern "semi U" shaped structural carbon semi-toroidal aero rim. designed to run best with 23c to 40c wide tyres - running best we feel on 25c tyres to give the best rim/tyre integration and the fastest contact patch profile).  The rim is designed to cut through the air going forward, whilst maintaining a superb lateral integrity to cross-winds across a full range of wind "yaw" angles.  

In terms of rim width we think we've really hit the sweet spot at 23-24mm wide. We reached the decision to go "wide-but-not-too-wide" having extensively critiqued the pro's and con's of all of the many possible widths that aero wheels are currently being produced in.

We developed and continually honed our own testing protocols to this effect - and critically we looked at a whole raft of practical issues too that many rim makers simply overlook. For example frame spacing: Yes its possible to go wider than 23-24mm but at what point do wheels begin to compromise the frame or the brake calipers. The last thing you want is to find that your carbon wheels rub your frame the moment you get out of the saddle! 23-24mm wide is in our view the best blend of performance and practical usability in our experience.


PLEASE NOTE: if you have a narrow clearance frame - we can special order in some 20mm rims for you and we do find that's the only solution for users of many brands of bikes (Notably some older Scott's/Pinarellos/Cannondales for example!)

Unlike the vast majority of carbon deep-section aero wheelsets, the K1-55/80c's are also designed to be super-strong. Perfect for racing and still strong enough to train on. Within the carbon rim is a structural alloy cross section that gives these wheels hugely enhanced strength compared to most carbon wheels on the market.

This is by no means our lightest wheelset! This is because we have gone for strength, durability, and of course aerodynamics - as our primary objectives.  Carbon wheels are a big investment after all and there seem to be very few carbon wheels on the market which are designed in this way and with these objectives in mind!  


RIM structural carbon with alu braking surfaces
FREEHUB FITTING SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or  CAMPAG 9/10/11
HUB Ambrosio or Formula standard hubs, or upgrade to Bitex / DTSwiss
BEARINGS Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types
SPOKES 20 front / 20 rear (SUPERAEROLIGHT Build: <95kg rider) 
20 front / 24 rear (All  other builds >95kg rider)
NIPPLES Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)
RIM TAPES Included
WEIGHT ​​​​1955 grams per pair SUPERAEROLIGHT Build (with steel Antibite guard)
1995 grams per pair LIGHT Build (with steel Antibite guard)

​​​​2080 grams per pair TOUGH build
Suggested Max rider
Up to 110kg All other builds


 Shipping Weight 

Weight: 4kg


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Danny - Bradford
I'd been searching for a new pair of wheels for my TT bike for a number of months prior to finding Kinetic One. These wheels met all my requirements and the service from Andy has been fantastic. I wanted a pair of aero wheels that I'd be able to use in all weather conditions as well as being fast! I've had them on my TT bike for a month now and they feel and look fantastic. At a recent standard distance triathlon I was 10 mins quicker on the 40km bike and finished just outside the top 10 overall. I was using a different bike (and more training) than the previous last year but I'm sure the wheels helped. I'll be using them for IMUK in July with the confidence that they will be fast and reliable.
Andy Wood - Salford
Recently purchased a set of wheels for my TT bike after a long discussion with Andy at Kinetic - One who was really helpful and pleased to chat. Who can argue with the price? Yes I know there are better known names out there (with much higher price tags) and there are lighter weight ones out there (you know we've all heard the arguments for and against wheel weight). Having now ridden these wheels on a local 10 TT, I have a number of conclusions; they look fantastic ... they sound fantastic (maybe not disc sounding fantastic but hey!) ... they will help me go faster ... they are more than worth the money. I trust and hope these wheels will see me good for a while but am assured by the fact that any issues I know Kinetic - One will be more than happy to help out. Can't praise the wheels or the service enough - K1 wheels are comparable with the best at a fraction of the price.
Paul Targett - Uk
Wheels fettled and given fiery baptism. Course PB and top ten placing. I reckon worth 20-30 secs over 10m. They look the business too.
Paul Saunderson - Bromley
I have bought 2 sets of wheels from Kinetic-one. Really really pleased with the wheels and they look great on my bike. The whole experience of buying from Kinetic is easy, hassle free and quick delivery. Highly recommended!!!!
Alfie Day - NI
Andy just to let you know, used the wheels you made me last year at a duathlon this morning, almost 6 minuets off my bike time, they felt so fast! Can’t recommend you wheels, highly enough, they really are class , even the winter wheels I bought from you are brilliant, and I have been through some wheels in my cycling and triathlon years , (56 now lol). thank you - will let you know how rest of races go.